With the weather forecast looking perfect, Graham Burgess has put up an impromptu ride from this Saturday (21st April) starting from Talybont -on-Usk and taking in the iconic Brecon Gap Loop.
This ride is approximately 23 miles with around 2600ft of climbing and basically consists of two VERY LONG climbs and two equally long and brilliant descents…
The ride goes straight into the first climb, which is several miles long at a reasonably steady gradient, up ‘The Tramway’ with spectacular views back across Talybont Reservoir. We will probably be climbing for upwards of an hour!
The route then goes across open land before the first descent which is fast, rocky and lots of fun. We will then call into The Old Barn Tea Rooms (not been before so not sure what to expect…). Fully refreshed, we will take on the long-but-steady slog up to the top of The Gap (there is a bit of a “gem” en-route 🙂 ). After a breather and time to take in the views, we will smash out on the final descent – awesomeness at it’s very best 🙂
Due to the technical nature and elevation, this ride is not suitable for novice riders, but anyone with reasonable skills/fitness is very welcome to join.
Bear in mind this is ‘in the mountains’ so bring suitable clothing, food/drink, spares and a fully working bike!
We will set off at 10:00am from Talybont-on-Usk. There is plenty of parking in The Village Hall carpark which also has hot showers and a superb bike wash facility.
PLEASE SEND ME A PM IN ADVANCE SO I KNOW WHO TO EXPECT AND ENSURE WE DONT SET OFF WITHOUT YOU!
Postcode for carpark LD3 7YQ